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09/07/2012 12:28 pm ET | Updated Nov 07, 2012

A Day With a Traditional Old-Styled Butcher (VIDEO)

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As owner of Heritage Meats, an artisan butcher shop that specializes in organic, locally grown and sustainable meat products and services, Tracy Smaciarz can also tell a lot about a particular animal by visiting them at the farm. "I can tell you when to slaughter them and why to slaughter them based on the portion sizes that you're going to get out of those cuts of meat," he says.

As we see in the video, Smaciarz also visits one of his clients, Tracey Baker of The Gleason Ranch, where he emphasizes the quality of care and treatment that her grass fed cattle receive.

Originally posted on Food.Farmer.Earth.